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Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS) April 25, 2013 1:27 pm

Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner unveiled its first annual ‘JEWISH 100′ list celebrating the “top...

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS) January 6, 2013 11:45 pm

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS)

Outgoing Senator Joseph Lieberman and his wife Hadassah were honored at the annual gala for...

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO) October 19, 2012 11:46 am

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO)

Actor Tom Hanks was honored Wednesday night by the Elie Wiesel Foundation at a gala at the...

BBQ Celebrates AIFL, Introduces YASE Program September 24, 2012 2:39 am

BBQ Celebrates AIFL, Introduces YASE Program

A delicious and informative evening introducing the America Israel Friendship League (AIFL)...

SOCIAL: East Hampton Chabad Hosts Annual Summer Reception August 31, 2012 5:12 pm

SOCIAL: East Hampton Chabad Hosts Annual Summer Reception

On a lovely Sunday evening in August, almost 300 friends and supporters gathered on the sprawling...

Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Hosts Jere Van Dyk, Pays Tribute to Daniel Pearl at Summer Event (PHOTOS) August 30, 2012 1:41 pm

Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Hosts Jere Van Dyk, Pays Tribute to Daniel Pearl at Summer Event (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner Editor’s Club hosted famed CBS journalist Jere Van Dyk at its first annual...

Fighting Cancer With Chai Lifeline June 22, 2012 4:43 pm

Fighting Cancer With Chai Lifeline

“I stand before you on one leg, more aware of every moment of life…Failure is...

From Paris to Perth, A Happy Family of Jewish Immigrants June 18, 2012 3:07 pm

From Paris to Perth, A Happy Family of Jewish Immigrants

New York City has no shortage of Jewish organizations for young singles and couples. Some...

New York’s Jewish Community Celebrates its Heritage (PHOTOS) June 1, 2012 1:02 pm

New York’s Jewish Community Celebrates its Heritage (PHOTOS)

On a day that was picture perfect for a barbeque, Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited a few...

Shahar Azani and Bill Kristol talk Jews and Modern Media at Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Event May 31, 2012 2:49 pm

Shahar Azani and Bill Kristol talk Jews and Modern Media at Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Event

The Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ hosted Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol...

Keeping it in the Family May 9, 2012 3:13 pm

Keeping it in the Family

When it comes to the Jewish people, says Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam’s canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw on the Herengracht with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is still a member of the Dutch Parliament, and we talk about Islam. Specifically, we talk about the concept of “moderate Islam,” or what she calls “liberal Islam.” And she has one word for it. “It’s absurd,” she says. “It’s complete nonsense. There is no ‘liberal […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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